Saturday, 19 June 2021

Roberts’s knock helps side progress

HENLEY booked themselves a place at the Home Counties Premier League Twenty20 finals day next month

HENLEY booked themselves a place at the Home Counties Premier League Twenty20 finals day next month with a straightforward win over GERRARDS CROSS by 37 runs on Monday.

Invited to bat by their hosts, and fielding a strong side, Henley posted what would turn out to be a more than adequate 143 with skipper Michael Roberts leading from the front with 57 off 39 balls (seven fours, two sixes).

Matt Rowe apart, caught behind in the first over, everyone else who faced a ball contributed, Zac Jones 13 off 21 balls, Richard Morris 22 of nine, Zia Ashraf 18 off 24, David Barnes, 8 off 12 and finally Euan Brock 18 not out off 11, who rounded off the innings with a six down the ground on to the pavilion roof.

In reply the hosts were never up with the rate, losing wickets at regular intervals. Tahir Afridi got the visitors off to a good start with two caught behind in the first over and although opener Westaway demonstrated durability, lasting until the 17th over, that durability was not matched by adequate accumulation in what would ultimately be the hosts&rsquo top score of 23.

Westaway was dismissed by an impressive one-handed catch at long off by Rowe. Afridi ended up with 3-10 off three overs and a run-out assist from point, Gurveer Singh was in miserly form with 2-11 off four overs and there were two wickets for Brock, also for 11 runs but off two overs. One wicket for Rowe and two run outs completed the picture.

The finals are scheduled to take place on July 24.





HENLEY booked themselves a place at the Home Counties Premier League Twenty20 finals day next month with a straightforward win over GERRARDS CROSS by 37 runs on Monday.

Invited to bat by their hosts, and fielding a strong side, Henley posted what would turn out to be a more than adequate 143 with skipper Michael Roberts leading from the front with 57 off 39 balls (seven fours, two sixes).

Matt Rowe apart, caught behind in the first over, everyone else who faced a ball contributed, Zac Jones 13 off 21 balls, Richard Morris 22 of nine, Zia Ashraf 18 off 24, David Barnes, 8 off 12 and finally Euan Brock 18 not out off 11, who rounded off the innings with a six down the ground on to the pavilion roof.

In reply the hosts were never up with the rate, losing wickets at regular intervals. Tahir Afridi got the visitors off to a good start with two caught behind in the first over and although opener Westaway demonstrated durability, lasting until the 17th over, that durability was not matched by adequate accumulation in what would ultimately be the hosts&rsquo top score of 23.

Westaway was dismissed by an impressive one-handed catch at long off by Rowe. Afridi ended up with 3-10 off three overs and a run-out assist from point, Gurveer Singh was in miserly form with 2-11 off four overs and there were two wickets for Brock, also for 11 runs but off two overs. One wicket for Rowe and two run outs completed the picture.

The finals are scheduled to take place on July 24.





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